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NAWCC Chapter Newsletters Collection

Identifier: MG-369
This collection is comprised of newsletters and ephemera created by various Chapters of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. The scope of what is in a chapter newsletter varies from chapter to chapter; some chapters include articles, while others focus on meeting highlights or events, chapter president messages, and other various announcements. Some of the series include correspondence regarding the corresponding chapter's events, formation, and maintenance.

Please note that not all series of chapter newsletters are complete, and there are some gaps in the collection. Some of the series are more complete than others, while other series include no newsletters and instead focus on meeting and/or event notices, while other series are comprised of only a notice of chapter recall.


  • 1956 - 2019

Language of Materials




Conditions Governing Access

Please note that some of the material in boxes 3 and 4 have been RESTRICTED due to privacy concerns. This material can only be accessed by officers of the chapters in question, NAWCC Board of Directors, and by specific individuals at the NAWCC Headquarters, namely the Executive Director, the Museum Director, and the Controller. These restrictions will remain in place until September 7, 2094.

Conditions Governing Use

These records are open to researchers for personal or scholarly research. Most of the records in the collection are available for photocopy, depending on the preservation needs of the material as well as other variables not specified here. Researchers, however, are responsible for obtaining copyright permission to use materials and documents. These records are part of the permanent collection in the archives of the Library & Research Center of the National Watch and Clock Museum and researchers are required to comply with the Archive Rules when using the collection.


12.5 Linear Feet (30 boxes)


This collection is arranged into subseries based on chapter numbers, with each chapter having its own subseries. Please note that not all chapters have newsletters and thus chapter numbers may not match up with series numbers.

Custodial History

Newsletters are mailed into the headquarters of the NAWCC where they pass through the Membership department for processing before being sent to the library and subsequently to the archive.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Newsletters are stored upon reciept in the library in filing cabinets in folders corresponding with the chapter number. They are stored here until they can be processed into this collection.


The repository continues to add material to this collection on a regular basis. As newsletters are created and recieved by the library, they are put aside and every few years are processed into this collection.

Separated Materials

Several chapter newsletters have been separated from this collection and are instead housed with the periodical collection. The following NAWCC chapters' newsletters are shelved with the periodicals:

  • Chapter 78: Electrical Horology
  • Chapter 122: Australian Antiquarian Horological Society
  • Chapter 134: Tower and Street Clock
  • Chapter 159: British Horology
  • Chapter 161: Horological Science
  • Chapter 168: 400-Day Clock
  • Chapter 173: Horological Tool
  • Chapter 175: Time Recorders
  • Chapter 178: Alarm Clock
  • Chapter 194: Cog Counters
  • Chapter 195: Carriage Clock

Please note that meeting notices, flyers, and other ephemera for the above chapters will remain in this collection and will not be housed with the newsletters or journals in the periodicals. Please also note that there may be duplicate copies of the issues in this collection, where there is already a copy in the periodical collection.
Kate Van Riper, Archivist
Summer 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the NAWCC Library and Research Center Archives Repository

514 Poplar St
Columbia PA 17512